This week I was in Salt Lake City, Utah for work. I’ve spent many weeks over the years here, and have always enjoyed my time there. People are friendly, the city is beautiful and the snowy mountains are just amazing. Since I’d been here so many times, I decided to spend a few days in Park City and make the commute to SLC. I thought the town was pretty cool and very quite, apparently I’m here between seasons so the town shuts down for a month or so. With the ski season running November to April and the summer outdoor activities starting in June, I hit the time of year where the town is on the slow side. Although a lot of shops close early you still get the gist of what the town must be like in winter or during the Sundance Film Festival. Mental note come back here during the winter just to hang out, even though I don’t ski.
So the two nights I stayed in Park City, I stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sunrise Lodge. This is a new build property that opened in October of 2012. It was in a new resort area that included a Hyatt hotel, several condo communities and a few resort style amenities. It reminded me of Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, Ca. The only complaint was that since it was so new and off peak many of the stores and restaurants were empty or just not open. But if you’re a skier, this hotel was 150 feet from the ski lift.
This hotel is also a timeshare, don’t ask me how that works, and also offered all type of rooms from studios to two bedroom condos. All I can tell you, is the hotel itself was great. It had a lodge type feel with high ceilings, lots of timber, wood and stone. You got the feeling that in winter tons of people would be milling around drinking hot coffee of chocolate and just chilling out. The hotel was clean, well maintained and in it’s short time of operation appeared to be cared for greatly.
I had queen studio room with a fireplace, it was not big but was very comfortable. I felt like I was at home and that made me happy. My only complaint the hotel didn’t have a restaurant and the convenience store on premises of the resort, not the hotel had limited hours. So if you need something be sure to stop in town before making your way here. Again, being here during ski season or mid summer may find better hours.
Living room with couch, ottomans and fireplace
Fireplace and TV in living room
TV and dresser in bedroom area
Kitchenette with two burner stove, fridge, microwave and dishes for four
Hotel lobby, grand fireplace, seating area, exterior and entrance
All in all a nice property, I can’t wait to make my way back here with the family.